National Children’s parliament today
82 children from across the state will participate in the meet which will be held in the capital today
KOCHI: Approximately 82 children from Trivandrum to Kasaragod will be participating in a national children’s parliament to be conducted at the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club on Tuesday from 3 to 4 pm. The unique initiative is being conducted as part of a nation-wide campaign by Citizens’ Rights Trust in an effort to make the POCSO(Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) act a mandatory subject in the syllabus.
The Trivandrum programme of the campaign will witness children participating in the parliament and unanimously pass the resolution to make the act a mandatory subject in their school syllabus.
After this, the campaign will move to eight other states namely Jharkhand, Haryana, New Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.
A president, prime minister, speaker and a leader of opposition will be selected from among the students. The resolution passed will be presented to Governor P Sathasivam.
K K Shylaja, Minister for Health and Social Justice, T P Senkumar, Cardinal Cleemis Baselios Catholic Bishops Conference of India, Shobha Koshy, chairperson, Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, will also take part in the event.
A book titled ‘Know your rights against sexual offenses’ by Jessy Kurian, founder president, Citizens’ Rights Trust, will also be released on the occasion by the Governor.